Media Advisory - Hill Times Platform 2015 panel will focus on health as key election issue

OTTAWA, Sept. 9, 2015 /CNW/ - The Canadian Medical Association's (CMA) Past President Dr. Chris Simpson will join other health sector leaders as a panelist tomorrow for the Hill Times second Platform 2015 election event on health.

The breakfast briefing is hosted by Hill Times Events in partnership with the CMA and will include discussion on issues like seniors care, federal health transfer, a national pharmaceutical strategy, the impact of climate change on health, and access to family physicians.   

As the election campaign rolls on, it's crucial that all political parties define their objectives for improving health care across the country. This is an opportunity for key stakeholders as well as political and policy experts in attendance to weigh in on the role and expectation of government in health.

Event details:


Thursday, September 10, 2015


7:30 AM to 9:00 AM (EDT)


Delta Ottawa City Centre

101 Lyon Street North

Ottawa, Ontario


Hill Times Events

Presenting Partner:

The Canadian Medical Association 


Dr. Chris Simpson, past president, Canadian Medical Association

Dr. Karen Cohen, Chair, Health Action Lobby

Dr. Francine Lemire, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, College of Family Physicians of Canada

Prof. Douglas Angus, University of Ottawa


This event is now sold out but the discussion will be available by webcast 24hrs following the event at this link:

The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) is the national voice of Canadian physicians. Founded in 1867, the CMA is a voluntary professional organization representing more than 80,000 of Canada's physicians and comprising 12 provincial and territorial medical associations and 60 national medical organizations. CMA's mission is helping physicians care for patients. The CMA will be the leader in engaging and serving physicians and be the national voice for the highest standards for health and health care.

SOURCE Canadian Medical Association

For further information: or to arrange an interview, contact: CMA Media Relations,, 613.806.1865


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